(Mosaic Video Alert: August 17, 2010) UN officials say that the humanitarian situation in Pakistan is one of the most serious they have ever experienced. Many of the 20 million people affected by floods have yet to receive any aid, and the relief operation is underfunded. Part of the problem is in the country's destroyed infrastructure, but the UN has also called for further financial assistance.
(Mosaic Intelligence Report: August 13, 2010) Obama reconfirms his commitment to the Iraq draw down. But a top Iraqi general says troops won’t be ready till 2020. Will the US completely withdraw from Iraq? And what role will American contractors play?
(Mosaic Intelligence Report: August 6, 2010) 2010 is far from over, yet the Middle East has witnessed a series of close encounters with major wars. What are Arabs afraid of? And why is Barack Obama’s popularity sinking fast?
The Listening Post takes a look at the on-air video wars following the Gaza flotilla attack. Mosaic Producer Jamal Dajani contributes to this report. When news editors woke up on the first day of June, the story that an aid ship on course for Gaza had been raided by Israeli forces would have already come down the wire. The ship was called the Mavi Marmara and had a Turkish crew, nine of which were killed in the raid. The vessel was also carrying a host of camera laden journalists, but strangely...